CAECS-E

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CAECS-E Competency Level

Acceptable (3.4-4.0)

The testee performs satisfactorily at the word and sentence level.The applicant performs consistently in areas of form, vowel accuracy, consonant-vowel constructions, sentence-level discourse, and inclusion of prosodic information like stress, prominence, and question forms. The testee should strive to maintain the aspects of his/her expressive performance which are in accordance with the accepted standards of cued American English. Applicants who received a score under 4.0 should continue developing skills in order to eliminate the errors indicated in the Errors Analysis Report.

Developing (2.7-3.3)

The testee demonstrates many components of cued American English correctly. However, the testee omits and/or incorrectly models several essential aspects of cued English in at least four of the following areas: form, vowel accuracy, consonant-vowel constructions, sentence-level discourse, and inclusion of prosodic information like stress, prominence, and question forms. The testee should continue to advance his/her expressive cueing skills. At this level, testee’s performance is generally better at the word level, deteriorating at the sentence and discourse level. The omission and/or incorrect modeling of cueing mechanics at this level does not necessarily indicate that the cuer is unaware of these elements, but that he/she is unable to demonstrate these mutiple tasks cohesively. The cuer should continue training in order to learn appropriate standards of cued English as necessary, and strive to synthesize these essential elements to render cued discourse fully and accurately.

Emerging (2.0-2.6)

The testee demonstrates some components of cued American English, but also exhibits frequent and consistent common errors. The applicant omitted and/or incorrectly modeled several essential aspects of cued English in the majority of these areas: form, vowel accuracy, consonant-vowel constructions, sentence-level discourse, and inclusion of prosodic information like stress, prominence, and question forms. The testee is advised to attend appropriate training with a qualified instructor of cued American English .The cuer should devote regular practice time to cueing at a relatively slower rate in order to correct common errors, extraneous movements, and/or omitted elements.

Inaccurate (1.0-1.9)

The testee demonstrates few components of cued American English and exhibits numerous and consistent errors in nearly all of the following areas: form, vowel accuracy, consonant-vowel constructions, sentence-level discourse, and inclusion of prosodic information like stress, prominence, and question forms. The testee is advised to undergo appropriate training with a qualified instructor of cued American English and utilize appropriate training materials to re-learn basic cueing mechanics.

Not-Rateable

The testee’s cueing contains too little accurate information to diagnose errors or prescribe corrective measures. The testee is advised to attend an introductory course conducted by a qualified cued language instructor.